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[texts]The man who was Thursday - G. K. Chesterton

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[audio]"Christmas" - G.K. Chesterton
Essay on the proper way to celebrate Christmas, the eating of turkeys, and other fun topics. This essay, from the 1908 collection All Things Considered, was originally printed in Chesterton's column in the Illustrated London News.
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction; essays; comedy; Holidays; Christmas
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[texts]A_Short_History_Of_England - G.K.Chesterton

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[texts]Charles Dickens - G. K. Chesterton
A book by G.K. Chesterton published in 1906.
Keywords: Essay; Dickens; Chesterton; Biography
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[audio]"Lepanto" - G.K. Chesterton
"Lepanto" was written when Chesterton was still in school. It tells about the Battle of Lepanto, in which the vastly outnumbered Holy League, led by an illegimately born prince, beat the Ottoman Empire's galleys, thus helping change the course of history. It also refers to the historical fact that Cervantes, once a prisoner in the Ottoman galleys, fought in the great and chivalrous Battle of Lepanto.....
Keywords: Audiobook - Poetry; Sea
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[audio]"The Nightmare" - G.K. Chesterton
A short essay by G.K. Chesterton on horror's proper place.
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction
Downloads: 2,140
[texts]A SHORT HISTORY OF ENGLAND - G.K. CHESTERTON

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[audio]The Donkey - G K Chesterton
G K Chesterton's the Donkey. Read by Your Teacher.
Keywords: poem; poetry
Downloads: 1,230
[texts]All I Survey - G K Chesterton

Keywords: GENERALITIES
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[texts]Shilling For My Thoughts - G K Chesterton

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[audio]All Things Considered - G.K. Chesterton
LibriVox recording of All Things Considered by G. K. Chesterton. Read by Ray Clare Another delightful and sharply pointed excursion into the topics of the day, and of this day as well, with Gilbert Keith Chesterton. These reprinted magazine articles are filled with his good natured wit, his masterful use of paradox, and devastating ability to use reductio ad absurdum to destroy the popular myths that drive a society driving full-speed into secular humanism...
Keywords: essays; chesterton; audio books; librivox
Downloads: 42,492
[audio]Tremendous Trifles - G. K. Chesterton
LibriVox recording of Tremendous Trifles by G. K. Chesterton, read by Ray Clare. “None of us think enough of these things on which the eye rests. But don't let us let the eye rest. Why should the eye be so lazy? Let us exercise the eye until it learns to see startling facts that run across the landscape as plain as a painted fence. Let us be ocular athletes. Let us learn to write essays on a stray cat or a coloured cloud...
Keywords: LibriVox; audio books; essays; Chesterton
Downloads: 11,670
[audio]The Club of Queer Trades - G. K. Chesterton
Librivox recording of The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton. Read by David Barnes A collection of six wonderfully quirky detective stories, featuring the 'mystic' former judge Basil Grant. Each story reveals a practitioner of an entirely new profession, and member of the Club of Queer Trades. (Summary by David Barnes) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for ...
Keywords: librivox; literature; short stories; detective; mystery
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[audio]The Ball and the Cross - G. K. Chesterton
LibriVox recording of The Ball and the Cross, by G. K. Chesterton. Read by Matthew Heckel and Tricia G. The Ball and the Cross is G. K. Chesterton's third novel. In the introduction Martin Gardner notes that it is a "mixture of fantasy, farce and theology." Gardner continues: "Evan MacIan is a tall, dark-haired, blue-eyed Scottish Highlander and a devout Roman Catholic.... James Turnbull is a short, red-haired, gray-eyed Scottish Lowlander and a devout but naive atheist......
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; fiction; fantasy; religion; atheism; theology; Catholicism; duel; insanity
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[audio]Manalive - G. K. Chesterton
LibriVox recording of Manalive by G. K. Chesterton, read by Ray Clare. The flying blast struck London just where it scales the northern heights, terrace above terrace, as precipitous as Edinburgh. It was round about this place that some poet, probably drunk, looked up astonished at all those streets gone skywards, and (thinking vaguely of glaciers and roped mountaineers) gave it the name of Swiss Cottage, which it has never been able to shake off...
Keywords: LibriVox; audio books; Chesterton; G. K. Chesterton; mystery
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[audio]Eugenics and Other Evils - G. K. Chesterton
LibriVox recording of Eugenics and Other Evils by G. K. Chesterton, read by Ray Clare. Most Eugenists are Euphemists. I mean merely that short words startle them, while long words soothe them. And they are utterly incapable of translating the one into the other, however obviously they mean the same thing. Say to them "The persuasive and even coercive powers of the citizen should enable him to make sure that the burden of longevity in the previous generation does not become disproportionate and i...
Keywords: LibriVox; audio books; essays; religion; eugenics; Chesterton; G. K. Chesterton
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[audio]The Appetite of Tyranny - G. K. Chesterton
LibriVox recording of "The Appetite of Tyranny" by G. K. Chesterton, read by Ray Clare. “Unless we are all mad, there is at the back of the most bewildering business a story: and if we are all mad, there is no such thing as madness. If I set a house on fire, it is quite true that I may illuminate many other people's weaknesses as well as my own. It may be that the master of the house was burned because he was drunk; it may be that the mistress of the house was burned because she was stingy, an...
Keywords: LibriVox; audio books; essays; Chesterton; G. K. Chesterto
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[audio]Orthodoxy - G.K. Chesterton
With his typical wit and erudition Chesterton presents Christianity as the best answer to a series of interlocking riddles that live in every human heart. (Summary by Pleonic) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. M4B format available
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; chesterton; orthodoxy
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[audio]Charles Dickens - G. K. Chesterton
LibriVox recording of "Charles Dickens" by G. K. Chesterton, read by LibriVox volunteers. G. K. Chesterton was a great admirer of Charles Dickens, and wrote a noted critique of Dickens' works expressing his opinion in his own inimitable style. (Summary by Karen Merline) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: LibriVox; audio books; Chesterton; G. K. Chesterton; Dickens; Charles Dickens
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[audio]A Utopia of Usurers - G. K. Chesterton
LibriVox recording of Utopia of Usurers, by G. K. Chesterton, read by Ray Clare. “Now I have said again and again (and I shall continue to say again and again on all the most inappropriate occasions) that we must hit Capitalism, and hit it hard, for the plain and definite reason that it is growing stronger. Most of the excuses which serve the capitalists as masks are, of course, the excuses of hypocrites...
Keywords: LibriVox; audio books; essays; Chesterton
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[audio]The Trees of Pride - G. K. Chesterton
LibriVox recording of The Trees of Pride, by G. K. Chesterton. Read by Maria Therese. Three trees, known as the Peacock trees, are blamed by the peasants for the fever that has killed many. Squire Vane scoffs at this legend as superstition. To prove them wrong, once and for all, he takes a bet to spend the night in the trees. In the morning he has vanished. Is he dead, and if so who has killed him? The poet? The lawyer? The woodsman? The trees? (Summary by Maria Therese) For further information,...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; adventure; fiction; mystery; short stories
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[audio]Poems - G. K. Chesterton
LibriVox recording of Poems, by G. K. Chesterton. Read by volunteer readers. Originally published in 1916, this book of poetry by G.K. Chesterton includes 59 poems on a variety of subjects. Included in this are war poems, love poems, religious poems, ballades and more. (Summary by Maria Therese) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; poems; poetry
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[audio]A Ballade of Suicide - G. K. Chesterton
LibriVox volunteers bring you 18 recordings of A Ballade of Suicide by G. K. Chesterton. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for May 20, 2012. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was an English writer. He published works on philosophy, ontology, poetry, plays, journalism, public lectures and debates, literary and art criticism, biography, Christian apologetics, and fiction, including fantasy and detective fiction...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; poetry; humor; philosophy
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[audio]Alarms and Discursions - G. K. Chesterton
Gilbert Keith Chesterton was an influential English writer of the early 20th century. His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy, and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the "prince of paradox." He wrote in an off-hand, whimsical prose studded with startling formulations. Chesterton wrote about 4000 essays on various subjects, and "Alarms and Discursions is one of his collections...
Keywords: LibriVox; audio books; Chesterton; G. K. Chesterton; essays; humor
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[texts]A Vowals And Denials A Book Essays - G. K. Chesterton

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[audio]The Song Against Songs - G.K. Chesterton
LibriVox volunteers bring you 9 recordings of The Song Against Songs by G. K. Chesterton. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for October 16, 2011. Chesterton was a large man, standing 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) and weighing around 21 stone (130 kg; 290 lb). His girth gave rise to a famous anecdote. During World War I a lady in London asked why he was not 'out at the Front'; he replied, 'If you go round to the side, you will see that I am.' On another occasion he remarked to his friend George ...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; poetry; adventure; humor; music; philosophy; satire
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[texts]San_Francisco_De_Asis - G.K.Chesterton

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[texts]A SHORT HISTORY OF ENGLAND - G.K. CHESTERTON

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[audio]The Ballad of the White Horse (Version 2) - G. K. Chesterton
LibriVox recording of The Ballad of the White Horse (Version 2) by G. K. Chesterton. Read in English by Gayle Cato The Ballad of the White Horse is a poem by G K Chesterton about the idealized exploits of the Saxon King Alfred the Great, published in 1911. Written in ballad form, the work is usually considered an epic poem. The poem narrates how Alfred was able to defeat the invading Danes at the Battle of Ethandun under the auspices of God working through the agency of the Virgin Mary...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; history; poem; allegory
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[audio]George Bernard Shaw - G. K. Chesterton
LibriVox recording of George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton, read by Ray Clare. Chesterton and Shaw were famous friends and enjoyed their arguments and discussions. Although rarely in agreement, they both maintained good-will towards and respect for each other. However, in his writing, Chesterton expressed himself very plainly on where they differed and why. In Heretics he writes of Shaw: “After belabouring a great many people for a great many years for being unprogressive, Mr...
Keywords: LibriVox; audio books; essays; Chesterton; G. K. Chesterton
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[audio]Miscellaneous Essays - G. K. Chesterton
LibriVox recording of miscellaneous essays by G. K. Chesterton, read for LibriVox by students of G. K. Cleveland These nine files are miscellaneous short essays or stories from G.K. Chesterton. They were chosen for not only their brevity but also for being shining exemplars of Chesterton's wit and whimsy. A fun but powerful introduction into the mind of the man that is G.K. Chesterton. (Written by G...
Keywords: LibriVox; audio books; G. K, Chesterton; Chesterton; humor
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[audio]The Ballad of the White Horse - G.K. Chesterton
LibriVox recording of The Ballad of the White Horse by G.K. Chesterton. Read by Joshua B. Christensen An English epic poem that follows the exploits of Alfred the Great in his defense of Christian civilization in England from the heathen nihilism of the North. Following a string of defeats at the hands of the invading Danes, a vision from heaven in the river island of Athelney fills Alfred with joy and hope...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; chesterton; poem; epic; ballad; whitehorse
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[audio]Wine, Water and Song - G.K. Chesterton
LibriVox recording of WINE, WATER AND SONG, by G.K. CHESTERTON. A collection of 16 poems by G.K. Chesterton. All of the poems in this book, except for "The Strange Ascetic" are taken from "The Flying Inn", a book by the same author. (Summary by Maria Therese) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; poetry; poems; chesterton
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[audio]A Short History of England - G. K. Chesterton
Gilbert Keith Chesterton was a prolific writer on many topics. His views of history were always from the standpoint of men and their interactions, and it may fairly be said he saw all of history as a battle between civilization and barbarism. So it has always been, and that remains true even today."But it is especially in the matter of the Middle Ages that the popular histories trample upon the popular traditions...
Keywords: LibriVox; audio books; history; England; essays; Chesterton; G. K. Chesterton
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[audio]The Everlasting Man - G.K. Chesterton
What was the state of the world and the human race right before Jesus' birth? What were people thinking about the gods and each other? Was Jesus just another rabbi or philosopher? Or was he weirder than our culture tends to remember? G.K. Chesterton, English newspaper columnist, literary reviewer, and general character knew all about eccentricity and going against the mainstream. This 1925 book, the latest in a line of many previous portraits of great artists and famous historical figures, is hi...
Keywords: Audiobook - Nonfiction; essays; Religion; History
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[audio]The Man Who was Thursday, A Nightmare - G.K. Chesterton
LibriVox recording of The Man who was Thursday, a Nightmare, by G.K. Chesterton. Read by Zachary Brewster-Geisz. In a surreal turn-of-the-century London, Gabriel Syme, a poet, is recruited to a secret anti-anarchist taskforce at Scotland Yard. Lucian Gregory, an anarchist poet, is the only poet in Saffron Park, until he loses his temper in an argument over the purpose of poetry with Gabriel Syme, who takes the opposite view...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobooks; chesterton
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[audio]Heretics - G. K. Chesterton
LibriVox recording of "Heretics" by G. K. Chesterton, read by Ray Clare. The Author Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London, England on the 29th of May, 1874. Though he considered himself a mere "rollicking journalist," he was actually a prolific and gifted writer in virtually every area of literature. A man of strong opinions and enormously talented at defending them, his exuberant personality nevertheless allowed him to maintain warm friendships with people--such as George Bernard Shaw and...
Keywords: LibriVox; audio books; essays; apologetics; Christianity; religion; Chesterton; G. K. Chesterton
Downloads: 53,283
[audio]The New Jerusalem - G. K. Chesterton
LibriVox recording of "The New Jerusalem" by G. K. Chesterton, read by Ray Clare The opinions expressed are not necessarily those of anyone involved in the production of this book, and are not the views of LibriVox. "On the road to Cairo one may see twenty groups exactly like that of the Holy Family in the pictures of the Flight into Egypt; with only one difference. The man is riding on the ass." "The real mistake of the Muslims is something much more modern in its application than any particula...
Keywords: LibriVox; audio books; essays; Jerusalem; Palestine; Chesterton
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[audio]A Chesterton Calendar - G.K. Chesterton
LibriVox recording of A CHESTERTON CALENDAR, by G.K. CHESTERTON. Go through the year, day by day, with the wit and wisdom of G.K. Chesterton! Compiled from the writings of 'G.K.C', both in verse and in prose, each day of the year is provided with a generally short quotation from one of his many works. Also includes a section apart for the moveable feasts. (Summary by Maria Therese) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; quotes; wit; wisdom; g.k. chesterton
Downloads: 3,041
[audio]Irish Impressions - G. K. Chesterton
LibriVox recording of Irish Impressions by G. K. Chesterton, read by Ray Clare. “For the Irish Question has never been discussed in England. Men have discussed Home Rule; but those who advocated it most warmly, and as I think wisely, did not even know what the Irish meant by Home. Men have talked about Unionism; but they have never even dared to propose Union. A Unionist ought to mean a man who is not even conscious of the boundary of the two countries; who can walk across the frontier of fair...
Keywords: LibriVox; audio books; essays; Ireland
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[audio]Wit and Wisdom of Chesterton - G. K. Chesterton
LibriVox recording of WIT AND WISDOM OF CHESTERTON, by Gilbert K. Chesterton This little volume, issued as a gift book for lovers of Mr. Chesterton's writings in 1911, is made up from essays to be found in "The Defandant", "Varied Types" and "Tremendous Trifles". These 12 pieces were chosen to giving a peek into the margins of Chesterton's work and give a sense of the distinctive flavor of his mind...
Keywords: librivox; non-fiction; audiobook; essays; GKC
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[texts]On Running After One S Hat And Other Whimsies - G. K. Chesterton

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[audio]What I Saw in America - G. K. Chesterton
LibriVox recording of What I Saw in America by G. K. Chesterton, read by Ray Clare. “Let me begin my American impressions with two impressions I had before I went to America. One was an incident and the other an idea; and when taken together they illustrate the attitude I mean. The first principle is that nobody should be ashamed of thinking a thing funny because it is foreign; the second is that he should be ashamed of thinking it wrong because it is funny.” (Quotation from Gilbert Keith Ch...
Keywords: LibriVox; audio books; essays; America
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[audio]Magic: A Fantastic Comedy - G. K. Chesterton
LibriVox recording of Magic: A Fantastic Comedy by G. K. Chesterton. Read in English by TriciaG; Brett W. Downey; Anthony; Beth Thomas; Kristin Gjerløw; ToddHW; Haili; Ryyla Alder George Bernard Shaw goaded the already successful essayist and novelist Chesterton into trying his hand at a play, with this 1913 result. The play examines the powers and mysteries of faith, belief, religion, and of course, magic - a mixture that should be familiar from many of his Father Brown stories...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; faith; magic
Downloads: 1,383
[audio]Lord Kitchener - G. K. Chesterton
LibriVox recording of "Lord Kitchener" by G. K. Chesterton, read by Ray Clare, proofed and produced by Karen Merline. “The paradox of all this part of his life lies in this--that, destined as he was to be the greatest enemy of Mahomedanism, he was quite exceptionally a friend of Mahomedans.” (Summary quoted from Gilbert Keith Chesterton) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox ...
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[audio]The Defendant - G. K. Chesterton
LibriVox recording of "The Defendant" by G. K. Chesterton, read by Ray Clare. A collection of reprinted articles on a wide-range of subject, all in the unique style of G. K. Chesterton. Using wit, paradox, and good humor he “defends” a series of seeming harmless things that need no defense, and in so doing he exposes many of the broken assumptions and dogmatic notions of secular humanism and other trends of his age and of ours...
Keywords: LibriVox; audio books; essays; Chesterton; G. K. Chesterton
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[audio]Orthodoxy - G. K. Chesterton
LibriVox recording of ORTHODOXY, by G. K. Chesterton. [Read by Phil Chenevert.] [Orthodoxy is a book that has become a classic of Christian apologetics. In the book's preface Chesterton states the purpose is to "attempt an explanation, not of whether the Christian faith can be believed, but of how he personally has come to believe it." In it, Chesterton presents an original view of the Christian religion...
Keywords: chesterton; apologetics; christian; catholic
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[texts]San Francisco De Asis - G.K. Chesterton

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[audio]The Flying Inn - G. K. Chesterton
LibriVox recording of The Flying Inn, by G. K. Chesterton. Read by volunteer readers. The Flying Inn is a novel first published in 1914 by G.K. Chesterton. It is set in a future England where a bizarre form of "Progressive" Islam has triumphed and largely dominates the political and social life of the country. Because of this, alcohol sales are effectively prohibited. The plot centers around the adventures of Humphrey Pump and Captain Patrick Dalroy, who roam the country in their cart with a bar...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; satire; humor; fiction; prohibition
Downloads: 13,102
[texts]The_Victorian_Age_In_Literature - G_K_Chesterton

Keywords: GENERALITIES
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